The Isle of Wight Ingot Hoard by Iron Age

The hoard consists of 3 metal ingots, late pre-Roman Iron Age coins including 18 gold and 138 silver staters, 1 thin silver coin as well as 7 Roman coins.


Details

Medium:
Gold & silver & copper Dimensions: Various
Art Fund grant:
£7,500 ( Total: £22,500)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The coins were made by the ancient British tribe of the Durotriges who lived in Dorset before the Roman invasion of AD43. It is unusual to find ingots of this large size and shape which suggests a religious context for this hoard, especially when the coins were ritually marked.

Provenance

Discovered by a metal detector user on the Isle of Wight and declared Treasure in 2004.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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